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Drill Team/Color Guard

Equestrian Drill Team is a fast pace team orientated sport where as few as 4 and as many as 20 riders ride on a team. Teams execute a pattern and are judged on execution, variety, uniqueness, horsemanship, overall appearance. It’s a fast pace exciting sport with many dedicated hours put into it for practice, fund raising, and horse care. Only equestrian sport where you have to have complete faith in your teammates as you execute the drill at break neck speeds. Color Guard a squad of 4 are judged on appearance, cleanliness, formation, working as a team to precisely execute the parade pattern.
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Classic Barrel Racing

Barrel racing is a rodeo event in which a horse and rider attempt to complete a cloverleaf pattern around preset barrels in the fastest time. Though both boys and girls compete at the youth level and men compete in some amateur venues and jackpots, in collegiate and professional ranks, it is primarily a rodeo event for women. It combines the horse's athletic ability and the horsemanship skills of a rider in order to safely and successfully maneuver a horse in a pattern around three barrels (typically three fifty-five gallon metal or plastic drums) placed in a triangle in the center of an arena. Barrel racing originally developed as an event for women, while the men roped or rode bulls and broncs. In early barrel racing, the pattern alternated between a figure-eight and a cloverleaf pattern. The figure-eight was eventually dropped in favor of the more difficult cloverleaf.
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